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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Diplomacy and Foreign Trade on 19 March 2017

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met yesterday with delegates from the UK Conservative Party for talks about terrorism and investment, according to a statement from Ittihadiya.

Aid from Kuwait: Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr two cooperation agreements worth a combined USD 65 mn with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, according to the State Information Service.

Arman Issagaliyev has been appointed as Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Egypt, the Kazakh president’s press service said in a statement.

Sudan trade rift continues: The Trade and Industry Ministry is in talks with its Sudanese counterpart over Khartoum’s decision to ban imports of Egyptian ketchup, jam, tomato sauce and canned fish, Al Borsa reports. Sudan’s Foreign Trade Ministry issued the ban on Thursday, citing health concerns, according to the newspaper. The move is the latest in a string of trade-related incidents between the two countries, including Sudan’s decision to restrict imports of Egyptian agricultural goods in September, when a number of countries boycotted Egypt’s goods following the Hepatitis A strawberry scare.

The Agriculture Ministry is looking into all meat and poultry products imported from Brazil to ensure they are up to health standards after Brazilian authorities shut down and are investigating several factories accused of selling rotten meat, some of which export their products to Egypt, Al Masry Al Youm reports.

Egypt, Poland cozied-up at Egyptian-Polish Business Forum on Friday, AMAY reports. Egyptian Trade Minister Tarek Kabil launched inaugurated the event, which saw over 200 Polish companies attend. Senior Polish government officials were also on hand, Al Mal says.

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